Burnt Sugar


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$26.00  $24.18
Harry N. Abrams
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5.8 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey. She received her BA in art history from Barnard College and her MA in history of art at University College, London. While working as an art writer and curator in India, Doshi began writing fiction. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship. Her debut novel, Burnt Sugar, was shortlisted for the prestigious TATA Literature Award upon its publication in India and has now been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Avni Doshi currently lives in Dubai with her family.


"Acerbic, full of wit and cool intelligence, but also brilliantly poetic and passionate--every sentence is a coiled spring."--Olivia Sudjic "author of Exposure and Sympathy"
"Avni Doshi writes fearlessly, with a cruel, almost terrifying intelligence. I was discomfited and exhilarated by it." --Meng Jin "author of Little Gods"
"Raw, wise, and cuttingly funny."--Rowan Hisayo Buchanan "author of Starling Days"
"Doshi's prose is arresting and her ideas fiercely intelligent." -- "Sunday Times"
"A corrosive, compulsive debut." -- "Daily Telegraph"
"Avni Doshi is a writer of surgical precision and sharp intelligence. This novel of mother-and-daughter resentments and the deep, intimate cuts of ancient family history gleams like a blade--both dangerous and beautiful. I loved it." --Elizabeth Gilbert "author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic"
"Burnt Sugar is absolutely exquisite." --Diksha Basu "author of Destination Wedding"
"A courageous novel written in spare, gleaming sentences. It made me hold my breath and gather it up again."--Tishani Doshi "author of Small Days and Nights"
"Burnt Sugar is an unsettling, sinewy debut, startling in its venom and disarming in its humor from the very first sentence." -- "Guardian"
"Doshi's visceral debut is a no-holds-barred excavation of how hate can both poison and sustain." -- "Daily Mail"
"An intelligent debut, deserving of its Booker shortlisting, Burnt Sugar is sorrowful, skeptical, and electrifyingly truthful about mothers and daughters."-- "Guardian, Book of the Day"